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King Arthur’s round table: As an aim to equalize authority amongst his knights, King Arthur swapped a conventional rectangular table round table for a round table.  His efforts had another unforeseen effect.  Instead of equalizing all members, power trickled-down from his left and right such that those closer held the greatest amount of power until the furthest person away faced him head on in a competitive arrangement.

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Kinesics: The interpretation of body language including facial expressions, gestures and postures, with direct respect to its movement.  The term was first used in 1952 by anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell.

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Kinesthetic learners or kinesthetic communicators:  Represent 40% of the population and are those who prefer to learn by touch rather then by simply watching.  They prefer to jump right in.  Kinesthetic learners can be restless or hyperactive when under-stimulated physically.  These types of learner will prefer dioramas, physical models, role-playing, or reenactments.  Kinesthetic communicators use phrases such as: This feel right.  Can you grasp the concept?  Have you lost your motivation?  Let’s touch on this subject.  Here’s a rough draft.  Get a grip on yourself.  I think things went smoothly.  Let’s let him/her cool off.  Can you feel the excitement?  This decision carries a lot of weight.

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BodyLanguageProjectCom - Kino Anchored Motion Inducement (KAMI) 1BodyLanguageProjectCom - Kino Anchored Motion Inducement (KAMI) 2Kino anchored motion inducement (KAMI): A term used in pick-up and the PUA community whereby touch is used to help lead women where a man wishes to move her.  KAMI includes guiding women by their lower back, touching the upper arm to indicate where he would like her to stand, pushing lightly on the upper hip to have her sit, or by wrapping the hand around the wrist to lock the woman’s hand to the man’s.  KAMI is not forceful, but rather a light leading and relies on the interpretation of the muscular reflexes of the women causing her to take the path or least resistance.

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BodyLanguageProjectCom - Kino EscalationKino escalation: A term used to describe the use of touch from first touch to sex.  The word escalation refers to the sequential progression from accidental touching straight up to full blow permitted sexual touching.  The touch sequence begins first by touching nonsexual areas such as elbows, hands or shoulders or through playful pushes, high fives and up to the torso, legs, face and hair, and eventually to kissing, and so forth.

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Kino pinging: A term used by pick-up artists meant to describe light and brief casual touching, to whoever is around them (men and women) in a non-threatening, nonsexual manner as a prelude to possible kino escalation.

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BodyLanguageProjectCom - Kino StepsKino steps: A specific formula used by pick-up artists of which touch is sequentially dictated in order to yield a specific result.  It is a way to simplify and code a kino escalation routine of various forms.  For example, the “high five and spin her around” routine follows from a) initiate conversation b) touching her briefly c) requesting to hold her hand d) lifting her hand across her body, lift and spinning her around, followed lastly by e) exit from her company to create importance or social proof through absence i.e. having better things to do.

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BodyLanguageProjectCom - Kino TestKino test: A pick-up artist term that describes the willingness of a woman to comply with increased touching or kino escalation.  It is usually as simple as initiating touch, then waiting for it to be reciprocated.

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Kiss hello or welcome/departure kiss: A greeting or departure gesture done by direct kiss to the cheek or the air next to the cheek or sometimes by pressing cheek to cheek and making a kissing sound.  Sometimes it involves just one kiss and others it is done up to three times from one side to the other.

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BodyLanguageProjectCom - Kissing1BodyLanguageProjectCom - Kissing 2Kissing: A display of affection done by pressing the lips of one person against that of another’s.  Kissing can be closed mouth, a “peck”, or open, “French kiss” or done mouth to cheek or even mouth kissing the air next to the cheek – a common greeting gesture.  The open mouth kiss is an intimate form of kissing reserved for romantic couples whereas cheek kissing is used between family members such as a mother or father and their children.

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BodyLanguageProjectCom - Knee Knee Leg Cross Or Knee-Knee Cross 1BodyLanguageProjectCom - Knee Knee Leg Cross Or Knee-Knee Cross 2Knee knee leg cross or knee-knee cross: This is an informal and common sitting posture where the leg rests over the knee of the other leg.  Women with short skirts will be found to reveal thigh in this posture.  Men in formal situations will adopt this sitting posture, but it’s not as common as the ankle over knee sitting position (the figure-four).

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Kowtow position: A submissive posture that includes bending the torso forward at the waist.  It stems from the Chinese bow serving to show respect for higher ranking individuals.

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